Ropes, Reins, and Rawhide by Melody Groves
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Ropes, Reins, and Rawhide
By Melody Groves

Ropes, Reins, and Rawhide

All About Rodeo

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Ropes, Reins, and Rawhide by Melody Groves

Book Description

Melody Groves, a native New Mexican and former bull rider, examines the sport of rodeo, from a brief history of the ranch-based competition to the rodeos of today and what each event demands. One of the first topics she addresses is the treatment of the animals. As she points out, without the bulls or horses, there wouldn't be a rodeo. For that reason, the stock contractors, chute workers, cowboys, and all the arena workers respect the animals and take precautions against their injuries. Groves writes for the rodeo novice, explaining the workings and workers (stock handlers, veterinarians, clowns, 'pick up' men, event judges, etc.) seen in the arena and behind the scenes. She then describes the rodeo events: bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. Interviews with rodeo legends in every event round out the 'feel' for this breathtaking sport. Over ninety photos depict what is described in the text to more fully explain the rodeo, with its ropes, reins, and rawhide.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826338228
ISBN-10: 0826338224
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 180mm x 19mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: University of New Mexico Press
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Melody Groves

Melody Groves writes magazine articles about the West as well as western novels, including under the pseudonym Mesa Dean. A member of the New Mexico Gunfighting Association.

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